Reader’s Picks: Ryan Ciriello

8.17.12 - Bill Graham(Graham Lucas)

8.17.12 – Bill Graham (Graham Lucas)

 All text and selections by Ryan Ciriello

Funky Bitch > Jam > Yerushalayim Shel Zahav” 11.22.94, Columbia, MO

An under-the-radar sequence of Fall 1994, this one spans the full spectrum of ’94 Phish. You can almost feel the energy in the room when the band reaches near silence at a few points during the “Jam.”



Light” 10.19.10 II, Augusta, ME

Fall 2010 was full of stellar versions of “Light.” The highlight of a solid second set, this one gets my vote for tops of Fall 2010.



Antelope -> 2001” 8.11.04 II, Mansfield, MA

This unfinished “Antelope” melts into an infectious “2001” and is one of the few highlights from the last run of 2004 that still has replay value today.



Seven Below > Ghost”  11.28.09 II, Albany, NY

The jam many consider to be the unofficial re-birth of 3.0—over 50 minutes of pure Phish.



Halley’s Comet” 12.7.99 II, Portland, ME

Pure December 1999 Phish. Too bad they don’t make “Halley’s” today like they used to.



Rock and Roll” 6.7.11 II, Mansfield, MA

One of the only highlights of yet another underwhelming Great Woods visit, this “Rock and Roll” contains a full-band effort at some truly heartfelt music.



Simple” 11.18.96 II, Memphis, TN

Speaking of heartfelt music, this “Simple” jam initially finds some tranquil space before Trey leads the troops into an emotional peak.



Bathtub Gin 8.13.93 II, Indianapolis, IN

The Murat “Gin” doesn’t need too much of an introduction…this is August ’93 at its absolute finest.



Tweezer” 11.23.94 II, St Louis, MO

While 1994 had its share of monster “Tweezers,” this one may be the most blissful of them all.



Twist” 6.20.04 II, Saratoga Springs, NY

On a weekend full of top tier 2004 Phish, this “Twist” contains patience, communication, and whole-band offerings we can all enjoy.

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1,778 Responses to “Reader’s Picks: Ryan Ciriello”

  1. Guyute711 Says:

    I eat 3 eggs per day. Sounds good to me. I think eggs are the cheapest thing I eat at this point fortunately.

  2. voopa Says:

    The smell of money

  3. Calpain Says:

    if it was not for all the small children in my urban neighborhood I would have started my h3tty apiary a year ago. maybe in a few years, once I relocate.

    my college roommate (‘s family) had chicken in their backyard. got up to about 40 at one point. they had lots of eggs.

  4. Mr. Palmer Says:

    “island stash time yo. happy anniversary”

    just turned this Stash on then read this.. So good.

    Kaya- hit me with an email with some of your crazy green juice recipes. The wife got me a magic bullet juicer for my b-day..

  5. MiA Says:

    My family raised Geese when I was younger. 18 of them. Very different than chickens, but wow what an adventure. Geese are very protective, very dirty, even with clipped wings, they could fly outside of their pens, and you attract predators very quickly. Hawks suddenly appear when you have a yard full of dinner.

    Didn’t like butchering them, but had to do it. Definitely nice to have old uncles and aunts that knew their way around a knife and a torch.

    I say, I say, I love me a good chicken hawk. Which, by the way are much larger than the cartoon’s would have you to believe. But hawks do love chickens.

    Road Runners too. And we have Coyotes where I live.

  6. Dorn76 Says:

    I have the space, could do bees in the backyard.

    Want to brew some beer first this Summer.

    Priorities, ya know?

  7. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Wow… just wow..

  8. JanxSpirit Says:

    Ah 4/21/94 – I was front and center at that one. Road trip to Ohio from Harrisonburg, VA for the 2-pack. Skipped a ton of classes and somehow managed to squeak by.

    I placed Phish before college when I was in college 😀

    But I remember that SOAM well and can’t recall a single specific class I was taking at the time, so it was probably the right move.

  9. JanxSpirit Says:

    except I mean 93 doh 😉

  10. JanxSpirit Says:

    This SOAM:

  11. stapes Says:

    Someone say eggs?

  12. xpun Says:

    @janx – i live in harrisonburg. small world. plord went to jmu as well.

  13. Leo Weaver Says:

    Chalkdust at warp speed! Woohoo!

  14. roberto luongo Says:

    free millineum park concert line up

  15. kayatosh Says:

    palmer: from pg 59.

    green lantern

    2 heads fennel
    2 green apples
    4 kale leaves
    2 stalks celery
    1 cucumber
    8 broccoli florets
    1 lemon (skin cut off)
    ginger (couple o’ wheels)

  16. BingosBrother Says:

    I kicked a goose in the face last week. Don’t step to me motherfucker.

  17. MiA Says:


  18. RoosterPizza Says:

    That’s funny shit about kicking a goose; those fuckers are mean.

  19. kayatosh Says:

    re. juicing. experiment. pears and apples, and carrots to a lesser extent, add sweetness. most green veggies add bitterness (watch out for broccoli). beets add earthy flavor and redness (and not only your juice). peppers add spice. ginger adds heat and zing (use moderately). cucumber and celery are juice winners.

  20. BingosBrother Says:

    It was me or him. Tried to catch me off guard. Boom. Right in the kisser. Wasn’t hissing so loud after that.

  21. tela'smuff Says:

    June 17
    Daniel Lanois + Brokeback

    i might have to fly to Chicago for that one.

  22. MiA Says:

    They are kinda hissy fuckers. Neck down charging hissy assholes. Especially if you’re in there “place”

    Kicking it in the face is perfect.

  23. MiA Says:

    Nothing like a good goose face-kicking to get ya rolling.

    say that 5x fast.

  24. IrieWalton Says:

    A friend in high school that had a large pond on his farm that had a very territorial goose. If you got within 50 yards at that pond he would start to hiss/squawk. Any closer and he would charge right for your cajones, wings flapping, and would wait until you backed up.

    One friend didn’t bag up and lost a nut (no lie).

  25. bobby weird Says:

    embarassingly late…as usual.

    re: xpun: “while not a fan of injury and pain to other people, i am a fan of some crazy broken bones. worst a saw was a 400lb lady whos tibia literally exploded under her weight one morning. tore skin, muscle and ligaments nearly 270 degrees. was just dangling there like it might fall off as we prepped it for surgery.”

    in 2002 i broke my lateral tibeal plateau in 6 places. while it didn’t break thru the skin, it was noticeably protruding at least an inch. and, instead of my foot facing straight — like to 6 on the face of a clock — it was pointing to 8… i knew it was bad when i could overhear the xray techs saying, “o shit.. did you see this?” “yo, ___, come check this shit out…” “OH SHIT!!!”

    2 major reconstructions and 7 surgeries total later, and i can still dance at phish (but can’t do much more than that…)


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